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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Listorama: Future TV glossary

Taken from The Observer's Future of TV special a few weeks ago. Most of these are self-explanatory; few, we expect, will pass into popular usage.

Appointment television
Bitcom
Cot potato
Dramality
Dramedy
Fanfic
Frankenbite
Glurge (n; Mawkishly sentimental story with facts fabricated to tug on the heart strings)
Irritainment
Hammock
Hathos
Lifecasting
Metal Mickey
Mobisode
Newszak
OTF
Pre-cap
Plothole
Pop dope
Retrophilia
Sequester
Shockumentary
Shouting head
Slackcom
Silvercasting
Sweeps
TiNo (v; from the digital recorder TiVo. Programme recorded for later viewing but never watched)
Very special episodes
Viewser
Warm prop
Zitcom

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